Toronto woman arrested after investigation into grandparent’s $10,000 scam


A Toronto woman has been arrested after an investigation into a grandparenting scam in October, the Toronto Police Service said in a news release Monday.

On October 27, 2022, a man received a phone call from someone he believed to be his grandson. Toronto police say the victim was told he had to pay $9,800 to have his grandson released on bail.

The victim then went to the bank and withdrew the full amount, police said. The woman then met the victim and collected the money.

On November 18, police arrested Tashanna Daley, 25, of Toronto.

She faces a number of charges, including fraud over $5,000, possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, three counts of possession of identification and five counts breach of probation. She appeared in court the same day.

Toronto police are concerned there are no more victims and are asking anyone who receives a similar call to contact police.

Police said they would never ask family members to post cash bail and would not send anyone to their home to collect the money.


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